Marginalia: The Age of Activism – Pension Funds to Drive Diversity

New research conducted by Green Park reveals Institutional pension fund investors are increasingly determining investments based on the diversity of the corporate boards. A large majority of institutional pension fund investors say that both the gender (83 per cent) and ethnic (73 per cent) composition of corporate boards is now a consideration when deciding their investment strategy.

Over the next 12 months, UK pension funds are set to become more activist in line with US compatriots – putting pressure on companies to improve CSR, content controls and environmental performance. Corporate boards need to urgently review their talent pipelines and recruitment strategies and processes if they wish to attract future investment

 

This article was published in Marginalia on the 1st of June, 2018. To read the full Marginalia article, click here.